Catalog 308 (July, 2021), with remnants from last month's catalog...

Catalog 308+ (our latest monthly catalog of new items plus remnants from our previous month's catalog) is is now available: Catalog 308+

Noteworthy Items (priced at $250 or more) may be viewed at: Noteworthy Items

Whereas the combined catalogs (308 & 307) are shown through the main link, the following additional links are intended to aid in quickly finding items by era:

          • 1500-1799 (full view OR quick-scan "compact" view)
          • 1800-1899 (full view OR quick-scan "compact" view)
          • 1900-2015 (full view OR quick-scan "compact" view)

To view items from ONLY the current catalog, go to: Catalog 308

Request a hard-copy or PDF version of this catalog by e-mailing us at:
          • Request a PDF of the latest catalog
          • Request a hard-copy of the latest catalog (U.S. only)

Catalog 308 (July, 2021), with remnants from last month's catalog...

<a href="" target="_blank">Catalog 308+</a>&nbsp;(our latest monthly catalog of new items plus remnants from our previous month&#39;s catalog) is is now available:&nbsp;<strong><a href="" style="color: rgb(145, 72, 44);" target="_blank">Catalog 308+</a></strong><br /> <br /> Noteworthy Items (priced at $250 or more) may be viewed at:<strong> <a href=";q%5Bprice_range_start%5D=250&amp;q%5Bquery%5D=cat307+cat308&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words" target="_blank"><strong>Noteworthy Items</strong></a></strong><br /> <br /> <strong><strong>Whereas the <a href="">combined catalogs (308 &amp; 307)</a> are shown through the main link, the following additional links are intended to aid in quickly finding items by era:<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &bull; <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">1500-1799 (<a href=";q%5Bquery%5D=cat308+cat307+catw&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=cat308+cat307+catw&amp;q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1500-01-01&amp;q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=1799-12-31&amp;list_results_format=standard&amp;;sort_direction=DESC&amp;per_page=200" target="_blank">full view</a> OR <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><a href=";q%5Bquery%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1500-01-01&amp;q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=1799-12-31&amp;list_results_format=compact&amp;;sort_direction=DESC&amp;per_page=200">quick-scan &quot;compact&quot; view</a>)</span></strong></span></strong><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &bull; <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">1800-1899 <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">(<a href=";q%5Bquery%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1800-01-01&amp;q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=1899-12-31&amp;list_results_format=standard&amp;;sort_direction=ASC&amp;per_page=200">full view</a> OR <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><a href=";q%5Bquery%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1800-01-01&amp;q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=1899-12-31&amp;list_results_format=compact&amp;;sort_direction=ASC&amp;per_page=200" target="_blank">quick-scan &quot;compact&quot; view</a>)</span></strong></span></strong></span></strong><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &bull; <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">1900-2015 <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">(<a href=";q%5Bquery%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1900-01-01&amp;q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=2015-01-30&amp;list_results_format=standard&amp;;sort_direction=ASC&amp;per_page=200">full view</a> OR <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><a href=";q%5Bquery%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bsearch_method%5D=Any+Words&amp;q%5Btext%5D=cat307+cat308+catw&amp;q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1900-01-01&amp;q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=2015-01-30&amp;list_results_format=compact&amp;;sort_direction=ASC&amp;per_page=200" target="_blank">quick-scan &quot;compact&quot; view</a>)</span></strong></span></strong></span></strong><br /> <br /> To view items from <u>ONLY</u>&nbsp;the current catalog, go to: <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Catalog 308</strong></a></strong><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">R</span></span></span>equest a hard-copy or PDF version of this catalog by e-mailing us at:<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &bull; <strong><a href=";body=Please%20e-mail%20me%20a%20PDF%20version%20of%20the%20latest%20historic%20newspapers%20catalog.%20Thanks."><span style="font-size:14px;">Request a PDF of the latest catalog</span></a></strong><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &bull; <strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><a href=";body=Please%20mail%20a%20hard-copy%20version%20of%20the%20most%20recent%20Rare%20Newspapers%20Catalog.%20Thanks.%0A%0AMy%20contact%2Fmailing%20information%20is%3A" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); text-align: center;" target="_blank">Request a hard-copy of the latest catalog (U.S. only)</a></span></strong></strong>
Web Results (413)



Revolutionary War era lot... 2nd-rate and damaged...

Item #649259
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five 2nd-rate and slightly damaged issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  The lot is a blend of 2nd-rate and somewhat damaged issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during... See More  

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

Available Now


Britons critical of the war in America...

Item #659538

January 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 2, 1777 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Pages 3 and 4 have two lengthy, editorial-style letters reflecting on the Revolutionary War, most thoughts being critical of England's management of it.

The first begins: "The Americans, justly incensed at our unworthy & ungenerous treatment of  them, have at len... See More  

Available Now


Proclamation by General Howe...

Item #666884

May 01, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 1, 1777 

* British General William Howe proclamation

Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the Revolutionary War with a Proclamation signed in type by: W. Howe, which reads in part: "...declare & do hereby promise & engage that all persons bearing arms as aforesaid who shall surrender themselves to any officer commanding any part of
... See More  

Available Now


Great wealth of Revolutionary War reporting from Charleston & New York...

Item #673576

September 30, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 30, 1780 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

All of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with letters from General Clinton to Germain giving his military reports on events in the New York vicinity as well as events in the South, plus two letters from General Earl Cornwallis in Charleston with his views of events in his theatre or
... See More  

Available Now


On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #658557

April 24, 1781


* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss

Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that ou... See More  

Available Now


Latest news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658579

May 22, 1781


* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

Page 2 includes: "A letter from Fredericksburg...mentions that a report then prevailed  there that the enemy took possession of Williamsburgh the preceding Saturday...that , by the latest accounts, Earl Cornwallis, with about 2500 effective British troops, ... See More  

Available Now


News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #667941
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

Available Now


All the "what ifs" of the war... Asking the King to end the war with America...

Item #666751

December 06, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 6, 1781 

* Post Surrender of Cornwallis

* Should the British continue the war ?

* General Benedict Arnold

Being  a week or more since the news of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown reached Parliament, this issue has a considerable amount of discussion from the: "House Of Commons", which includes various talk on the Revolutionary ... See More  

Available Now


Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #673652

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782 

* re. Isaac Haynes execution

* American Revolutionary War

All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutio... See More  

Available Now


News from America: the Stamp Act...

Item #678775

March 16, 1782

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 

* Rare 18th century title

* re. the Stamp Act

Page 2 has a report which mentions: "After the stamp act took place in America, the news printers there put a large black border round their  newspapers, to denote their being in mourning; and we hear from Cleveland in Yorkshire, that a wag in that neighbourhood has copied the exam... See More  

Available Now


Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #673668

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independenc... See More  

Available Now


Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673964

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783 

* American Revolutionary War nears the end

Page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

Eight pages, never bo... See More  

Available Now


Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
... See More  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

Available Now


Newly formed America flexing its trade muscles with England...

Item #671779

March 23, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 23, 1784  Page 3 has a report headed: "America - From the New York Royal Gazette" which was loyal to the British during the Revolutionary War. It notes in part: "...Assembly of New Jersey...Resolved unanimously, that the United States in Congress assembled, ought to be vested with the exclusive power of regulating trade & commerce t... See More  

Available Now


Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 

* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)

Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

Available Now


General Oglethorpe and Georgia...

Item #668646

September 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785  Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill which includes a nice full page plate of it.

Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of Georgia, and... See More  

Available Now


Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 

* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States

This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company o... See More  

Available Now


Supporting the new Constitution...

Item #674685

May 03, 1788


* United States Constitution support

Ftpg. item from Baltimore notes: "The election for two members to represent the town of Baltimore in the Convention to meet at Annapolis the 21st to decide on the new Constitution was closed on Thurs...".

Page 2 has more concerning the consideration of the new Constitution with reports from... See More  

Available Now


Washington letter signed in script type...

Item #658467

August 15, 1789


* President George Washington script signature

Over one-third of the front page is taken up with; "Proceedings in the Legislature of the Union" from the  earliest months of the new  federal government. Interesting reading on the concerns from this period.

The prime content would be the nice page 3 letter from the Pr... See More  

Available Now


At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More  

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

This item is not eligible for free shipping.

Available Now


The French Revolution...

Item #673364
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1790  Among the articles are: "The Importance, and the Neglect, of Veterinary Medicine"; a list of: "Eminent Physicians who have Been Regimental Surgeons". Near the back is much on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" taking several pages.

Included are 2 of the 3 plates called for which include a larg... See More  

Available Now


A family fends off two attacks by Indians...

Item #673366
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1792  Near the back is three-quarters of a page of news headed: "America" mostly taken up with a very detailed and exciting account of a family attacked by Indians, noting how the mother and children were able to fend off the invaders not once but twice. A few other bits as well.

Included are all 3 plates called for, one of which shows bot... See More  

Available Now


Appropriations for the U.S. Mint...

Item #669121

May 01, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1793 

* United States Mint

* George Washington

Taking the entire first column of the front page is: "An Act Making Certain Appropriations therein mentioned".

Included are appropriation: "...For purchasing two lots of ground, with the buildings thereon, and for erecting other buildings, and purchasing sundry materials and necessaries f... See More  

Available Now


Benefits to Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #665242

April 01, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 1, 1794 

* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits

The back page has an notice headed: "War Department" concerning benefits to those of military service who died or were injured. It is signed by the Secretary of War: H. Knox.

The front page has reports from the "Congress of the Unite... See More  

Available Now


George Washington...

Item #669054

April 16, 1794


* President George Washington

Page 2 has a letter to Congress signed by the President: Go. Washington, being in introduction of carious letters concerning foreign affairs.

Also a report from Virginia that: "...a party of 13 persons...were attacked in the wilderness by a large party of Indians..." with more.

... See More  

Available Now


Exchanging prisoners with the Indians...

Item #668173

January 24, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1795  Page 2 has a report noting: "...that an exchange of prisoners is to take place at Nashville...between the Southern Indians and the U.S. territory south of Ohio..." with a bit more.

The bottom of page 3 has one of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small bind... See More  

Available Now


A lot of seven 1795 New York newspapers...

Item #674289

February 03, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, 1795  A lot of seven complete issues, all never bound nor trimmed, some damp staining to most of them but otherwise rather good condition.

Available Now


Peace with the Indians...

Item #665070

February 28, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1795  This city was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has: "Important and Pleasing Intelligence" from Fort Washington, noting: "The Indians have by their deputies generally applied for a Treaty of Peace with the United States...that preliminary article... See More  

Available Now


Speech of the governor, Sam Adams...

Item #669073

June 10, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 10, 1795  Almost half of page 3 is taken up with the: "Speech" of the governor of Mass., signed in type: Samuel Adams. He discusses various topics including revisions to the state constitution.

Four pages, nice condition.

Available Now


Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #649281

June 16, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

A fine issue of this ti... See More  

Available Now


Two documents signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #668102

June 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 24, 1795  Page 2 has a "Proclamation--By the Governor" signed in type: Samuel Adams. This is followed by a letter to the Mass. Legislature signed: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, a few minor stains, minor loss to a lower corner.

Available Now


Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669075

July 15, 1795


* 18th century America

* re. John Jay Treaty

Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty..."... See More  

Available Now


Washington responds about the Jay Treaty...

Item #660499

October 29, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 29, 1795 

* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty

Page 3 has  letter from the people of Savannah to the President on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by the President's response, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Over half of the front page is taken up with the continuing article: "Features of... See More  

Available Now


President Washington unites all patriotic hearts...

Item #668113

November 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1795 

* President George Washington

Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "The President has returned here from Mount Vernon. The reception he every where meets shews he unites in him all patriotic hearts...".

Four pages, minor foxing, good condition.

Available Now


Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #665475

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795 

* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty

The ftpg. has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", sig... See More  

Available Now


Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669084

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

Available Now


George Washington on the front page...

Item #668119

February 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796 

* President George Washington

* re. the Jay Treaty

The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "... See More  

Available Now


Washington on the Treaty of San Lorenzo...

Item #668607

April 06, 1796


* President George Washington

* Pinckney's Treaty of San Lorenzo

Page 2 has a letter to the House concerning ratification of the Treaty of San Lorenzo, signed: Geo. Washington. Then "An Act" of Congress providing relief to soldiers injured or disabled in the military, also signed: Go. Washington.

Included a... See More  

Available Now


Sam Adams...

Item #674516

July 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 

* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original

The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

Available Now


Sam Adams...

Item #665854

August 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 27, 1796

* Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts

 The front page has a full column taken up with three Acts of the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Page 2 has much reporting on the Napoleonic War, one report beginning: "Gen. Buonaparte has ordered an army of 25,000 men to penetrate into the Ecclesias
... See More  

Available Now


Signed by Samuel Adams...

Item #665520

November 26, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 26, 1796 

* Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts

* 18th century American original addresses

Page 2 has two messages addressed to the state senate concerning a resolution about presidential electors, each signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Other news of the day includes: "Embargo On Genoese Vessels" "Theatrical" and more. Several inte... See More  

Available Now


Jefferson is president of the American Philosophical Society...

Item #668762

January 09, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 2 has a report of the American Philosophical Society listing its officers, and noting: "President: Thomas Jefferson". Page 2 also has a letter signed by: Buonaparte headed: "Army Of Italy" and giv... See More  

Available Now


On John Adams leaving his chair as Vice President to become President...

Item #665534

February 17, 1797


* John Adams as president elect

Page 3 has  report concerning John Adams leaving his position of Vice President to assume the Presidency, noting: "On Wednesday, the Vice President, in a very affectionate address, took leave of the Senate of the United States and resigned the chair. He was very muc... See More  

Available Now


From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #674043

March 23, 1797


* Rare 18th century American title

All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements inc... See More  

Available Now


William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680006

May 29, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 29, 1797 

* Rare 18th century American title

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-... See More  

Available Now


Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

Available Now


Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #668952

September 18, 1798


* Federalist Party editor death

Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

Available Now


Thomas Paine is seldom sober...

Item #668963

October 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 18, 1798  Page 3 has an interesting report: "A London paper says---Tom Paine has fallen into the most perfect contempt at Paris--he is excluded all society and shunned even by his compeers...he derives a small allowance from some of the public prints, which he expends in liquor--he is seldom sober."

Four pages, handsome masthea... See More  

Available Now


Adams responds to the House's address on the state-of-the-union...

Item #669002

December 13, 1798


* President John Adams - annual address

* State of the Union Address response

Page 3 has the response of the House of Representatives to the President's state-of-the-union address recently delivered, followed by his: "Answer' signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.... See More  

Available Now


Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

Available Now

If you are searching for a newspaper from a specific date, please note that we have a vast selection available for purchase by using the date picker on our gifts and birthday newspapers page.
[ RSS Feed ]